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Six strategies for volatile markets

Six strategies for volatile markets

When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

Volatility trading tips

For shorter-term investors, big price moves can present both risks and opportunities.

History lessons

Why the recent pullback may be more like 1997 and 2011 than 1998 or 2014.

7 things to know now

Why this isn’t likely the start of a bear market, but volatility may be here to stay.

Market and Economic Insights

Market update

Seesaw trading accentuates tumultuous summer. Here’s a look at what’s happening now.

Interest rate hike?

It seemed the Fed would hike rates in September, but recent events may delay that.

See all Market and Economic Insights articles

Investing Ideas

A bear for bonds?

Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.

ETFs for volatility

Minimum volatility funds are one option if you are concerned about the stock market.

See all Investing Ideas articles

Retirement

Protect retirement principal

Two strategies for cautious investors to help balance growth with protection of principal.

Safeguard your retirement

Here's a way to help ensure a market downturn doesn't derail your income in retirement.

See all Retirement articles

Personal Finance

Head start for grandkids

Learn about the tax benefits and other considerations when saving for college educations.

Tax-deduction tips

You don’t have to read the entire tax code to find deductions that may lower your taxes.

See all Personal Finance articles

Active Trader

REIT checkup

Can REITs regain their momentum from last year? Office and retail REITs may be the best hope.

Straddling market options

Here's an options strategy designed to profit when you expect a big move.

See all Active Trader articles

Volatility is back

Viewpoints: Volatility is back

For all our latest perspectives on the market and investing in these volatile times, go to Viewpoints: Volatility is back

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Returns for Fidelity funds and 529 college savings plans.
Before investing, consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund, exchange-traded fund, or annuity and its investment options. Call or write to Fidelity or visit Fidelity.com for a free prospectus and, if available for the options, a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
Sector investing can be more volatile because of their narrow concentration in a specific industry.
ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading.  Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options, such as spreads, straddles, and collars, as compared to a single option trade.

Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.

Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

In general, the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk, and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so holding them until maturity to avoid losses caused by price volatility is not possible.

Diversification cannot ensure a profit or protect against loss.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.

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